Lagos State begins yuletide celebrations

Taiwo Ojedele, Lagos

It was a weekend of vintage entertainment and music when Nigeria’s Minister for Information and Culture Lai Mohammed joined the Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode and other Lagosians to mark the beginning of the yuletide season at the Lagos House.

The event christened “an evening with Governor Ambode” was put together by the Lagos State government to officially kick off the One Lagos Fiesta as well as thank the people of the State for the support given to the government.

Governor Ambode was full of gratitude to the taxpaying people of Lagos State, noting that despite the economic recession in the country, the State had generated the highest revenue so far in its history this year.

He said Lagos is working because of the people here, they are the ones working, the ones giving us the little energy even when we say Nigeria is in recession. The truth is that people have been fulfilling their civic obligations and we’ve been using it well”.

Minister of information and Culture Lai Mohammed highlighted the achievements of President Buhari’s government at the event.

He said the government has this year alone employed over two hundred thousand unemployed graduates as well as initiated a more effective funding system through the joint venture call that will see the country having additional two billion dollars as revenue.

The Lagos State government’s new initiative to usher in the yuletide season is part of efforts to explore the immense economic potentials of the State in arts, entertainment, culture and tourism with a parade of ever green artists like Victor Uwaifo, Ebenezer Obey, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal and Lagbaja among others who serenaded the audience with vintage music to the delight of all.